Do you love jelly candies? How I love them! The colourful and delicious candies are not only for children but also for everybody. They looks so attractive. I often use them when I'm stress :D. Now just look at the world of candies...They're so beautiful !!! ^^
As the full moon of the twelfth lunar month (usually in mid-November) lights up the night sky, throughout the Thai kingdom, hundreds of thousands of ornately-decorated krathong or traditional banana leaf floats are set adrift in rivers and waterways in a spell-binding ritual called "Loi Krathong" - the 'festival of lights". This is one of the Kingdom's oldest and best-preserved traditions.
Some beautiful images about Thailand's Festival of Lights...
For the perfect holiday where you can forget the hustle and bustle of everyday pressures and let your hair down, Los Cabos is ideal with something to offer for everyone. Located at the place where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortés, Los Cabos is a popular vacation spot in Mexico that is fast gaining international renown as a superlative tourist destination. Los Cabos' flourishing tourism industry offers something for everyone. There are many Los Cabos hotels in both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo not to mention some great accommodation options in the little towns along the tourist corridor.
Another great activity or Los Cabos tours option is the ATV ride that takes you through mountains and gives you glimpses of nature, up close and personal, while acquainting you with the local flora and fauna. Or a thrilling ride in a Hummer H2 or a Chenoweth racer for those who love speed - Los Cabos ensures that you can experience adventure in just the way you want and keep coming back for more!
Los Cabos is a haven for enthusiastic fishermen looking for big game with numerous varieties of game fish available in the waters, while small inlets and coves along the coastline tempt scuba enthusiasts and snorkelers with their limpid clear waters that teem with marine life. Keen golfers will love Cabo, taking up an energetic round of golf at one of the first-rate golf courses in Cabo. If you prefer you can set out along with the sun at dawn for game fishing. Every day has something new to offer, and there are many great things to see and do in Los Cabos - an indulgent day at the spa where you can pamper your senses with a soothing mixture of Baja herbs, kayaking, surfing, diving or snorkelling at one of the numerous locations at Los Cabos.
At Los Cabos, the ocean stretches away endlessly into the horizon and the sunset lights up the sand at the edge of lapping waves - a place of infinite beauty and bliss. Land's End marks the start of an unforgettable holiday that allows you to experience the wonder of Los Cabos and its unsurpassed beauty. It's impossible to think that something as mundane as the setting up of a cannery led to the evolution of Los Cabos into a world-class vacation spot. Even up to about a hundred years ago, Los Cabos and its natural wonders were unknown on the Baja coast. Now, visitors from all over the world throng Los Cabos to sample its justly famous natural beauty and the bounty of the Sea of Cortés - both above and below. Los Cabos is now one of Mexico's best known travel destinations.
Los Cabos boasts of some of the world's best known resorts and as a luxury vacation spot, attracts the crème de la crème of Hollywood's stars and business tycoons, offering them amenities suitable to their privileged lifestyles. Legends of the silver screen, such as John Wayne and Bing Crosby, have transformed this sleepy little fishing area along the Baja California coast into the playground for the rich and famous. But even before these famous men visited Los Cabos, and the film stars and music icons headed out here, the legend of Los Cabos was familiar to the who's who of the world.
Los Cabos, with its fabulous and magnificent natural beauty, is frequented by prominent personalities and is the vacation spot of choice for the very rich and the very famous.
Hugging the eastern coastline of Mexico is the famed Riviera Maya, a dazzling string of beaches that serve as a traveller’s playground. The life pace seems to slow after stepping off the airplane, and into this tropical Yucatan climate. This up and coming tourist destination boasts snow white beaches, shores that curl into tranquil lagoons, fresh water cenotes (sinkholes), cliffs and mangrove swamps that conceal tiny islands inhabited only by exotic birds. Go with the flow and meander through charming artisanal markets, settle into a small Riviera Maya hotel, let the fashionable vibe take hold in Playa del Carmen, and dive into crystal clear waters for some rejuvenation.
Riviera Maya offers a variety of outdoor attractions both off shore and on land. Offshore there is a rich coral reef teeming with marine life and shipwrecks with relics that are thrilling to investigate on a Riviera Maya tour; on shore - there is diverse geography that compels attention. There are savannahs, wetlands and limestone terrains each of which support different varieties of flora and fauna.
Playa del Carmen
Although there are many areas of importance along the coast, at the heart of the Riviera Maya is Playa del Carmen – the heart of the region that is speedily increasing in size . It holds ample tourist infrastructure with many Riviera Maya restaurants and shopping areas; it’s an attraction in and of itself. This also an ideal jumping off point for other travels since boats from the commercial harbour of Playa del Carmen ferry visitors to and from the island of Cozumel.
Tulum - the Mayan Riviera's second most important town - is a small town made up of just a few lanes running parallel to the Federal Highway. In fact, the Federal Highway is the main street of Tulum. Tulum is famous as an archaeological zone of Mayan ruins and has some basic services which are not found in the other settlements along the southern coast of the Riviera Maya. It is wise to stock up on the essentials if stopping in Tulum when heading out to other off the beaten track destinations. Take a look at the Riviera Maya map to get an idea of the layout of the region.
Akumal and Chemuyil are two other noteworthy settlements. Akumal is a small old port town with Riviera Maya hotels and other options for accommodation. It offers the tranquillity of the Caribbean coast as well as the thrill of many Riviera Maya tours like snorkelling and scuba diving.
A major tourist attraction of the Riviera Maya is the Belize Barrier Reef or the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, which begins at Cancun and runs the entire length of the Riviera Maya before continuing towards Guatemala. This is the second longest barrier reef system in the world and the aquatic activities are a big draw for the crowds.
The Riviera Maya has the full package with beautiful scenery, ancient Mayan wonders full of mystery, adventure activities to please any adrenaline seeker and all the necessary hospitality services to keep customers happy. Check in with our local Mexican connection based out of the region when in search of more specific things to see and do during your upcoming Riviera Maya holiday that you have been dreaming about.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~ George Eliot
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus
“O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou mayest rest And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.” William Blake Quotes
Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is the fourth largest city in India and is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. This sprawling metropolis, which is expanding and growing constantly, is a vibrant city and has an ambience all its own. Steeped in tradition and renowned for the warmth and hospitality of its people, Chennai also embraces modernity and has good infrastructure facilities and excellent connectivity by air, rail and road. Tamil is the language commonly used and English, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi are also used by large sections of people in Chennai.
Chennai conjures up images of music, dance and all other south Indian art forms. All this and more are nurtured here by the fiercely loyal Chennaiites who take great pride in their culture and ethos.
The city boasts of good infrastructural facilities and places to stay for tourists and is a nice entry point to start a tour covering the state of Tamil Nadu or the whole of South India. If you want your Chennai hotelto be close to a particular landmark, our map page shows you hotels in Chennai you can book with us.
Chennai has a lot of places of tourist interest and there is a lot to see and do, be it historical buildings, sandy beaches, centres of art and culture, or parks. Mahabalipuram near Madras, famous for its ancient temples and carvings, attracts a large number of tourists to the city. Other popular tourist attractions include the Kapaleeshwarar temple at Mylapore, an 8th century masterpiece of Dravidian architecture, the Fort St. George, the San Thome Basilica and the Parthasarathy Temple at Triplicane. A great way to see these sights is to take a tour in Chennai.
The city, located on Bay of Bengal’s Coromandel Coast, was founded by the British more than 350 years ago and has ever since been a major trade centre, port and naval base. In the last couple of decades, Chennai has seen stupendous economic growth and is now a major industrial and manufacturing hub as well, with many leading automotive and electronic manufacturers setting up base here. The city is known for its Information Technology industry and is India’s second largest exporter of IT services. Health care and financial services industries are also flourishing in Chennai.
Chennai is renowned as a centre of textiles and is an ideal place to shop for handloom fabrics and fine silk saris. The Kancheepuram silk saris sold here are famous for their vivid colours, gold brocades and designs and are much sought after even though they can sometimes cost a fortune. The traditional food is another thing that really characterises Chennai. Some of the dishes like Dosa (crepes made from rice and lentils), Idli (steam-cooked rice cakes) and Vada (fried donuts made using a lentil batter) are quite legendary.
Chennai has always been a wonderful shopping and entertainment destination and the recent economic boom has made it even more so. Trendy new shopping malls and arcades have sprouted up all over the place selling everything from high-tech gadgets and latest fashion wear to groceries, vegetables and everyday items. A number of multiplexes, amusement parks, night clubs and multi-cuisine restaurants have also come up.
As for the cultural scene, Chennai is one of the richest in India. The city and the people have a reputation for encouraging traditional art forms and there is a ready audience for the many dance shows (especially Bharatanatyam, a classical dance form that originated in Tamil Nadu) and music concerts hosted by the city every year. A five week long music festival is held in Chennai towards the end of each year and feature traditional Carnatic music performances by hundreds of artists. Apart from music and dance, literature, sculpture and cinema are also highly appreciated by Chennaiites. The Kalakshetra, an academy dedicated to teaching and preserving traditional art forms, and Cholamandalam artists’ village at Mamallapuram near Chennai enjoy international repute. Chennai is also home to the second biggest film industry in India and around 150 movies, mostly Tamil, are made here every year. Some of the biggest names in the Indian film fraternity live in Chennai.
The beaches of Chennai are wonderful places and provide welcome respite from the hot and humid conditions. The Marina Beach in the heart of the city is the second longest beach in the world and is a 13 kilometre long stretch. Its wide sandy expanse attracts a lot of people and it is a good picnic spot.